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How State Government Works

Capitol_domeThe Michigan House website has links to a number of useful resources to help you understand how State governemt works. A few especially useful links from this page are listed below:

A free service of the Michigan Legislative Council, the Michigan House of Representatives, and the Michigan Senate. You can search current and past legislative documents, including bills, resolutions and journals.

Published by the Michigan Legislature, the intent of the Citizen's Guide is to provide some of the specific information needed to get in touch with the right people at the right time to make your concerns heard. It can be used as a reference tool that will assist you in your efforts to be heard by public officials.

The State of Michigan's web page that details the major steps of the legislative process that a bill must go through before it is enacted into law.

Introductory overview of a committee's responsibilities when a bill or resolution is first introduced in the House of Representatives or the Senate. This page also provides guidelines to assist citizens who are preparing for testifying in front of a committee.

Adobe PDF map of the 110 state House districts which allows you to click on a specific area of Michigan to get the individual district map of interest.

Adobe PDF map of the 38 state Senate districts which allows you to click on a specific area of Michigan to get the individual district map of interest.

Adobe PDF map of the 15 state Congressional districts which allows you to click on a specific area of Michigan to get the individual district map of interest.

House Television and Senate Television airs coverage of the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate Session as well as select committee meetings to the public. These legislative sessions and hearings are presented live or tape-delayed, are unedited and presented without editorial comment.  Broadcast schedules can be found using the links above.  Best viewed with Windows Media Player 10.


Project Vote Smart is another excellent resource to find your Representatives, their contact information, biography, voting record, etc.  Simply put in your 9-digit zip code.

 










    

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